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To Gatsby or To Not....

Dear Brides and Fellow Wedding Professionals:
 
I am rather surprised to find that there is a surge in 1920's inspired  wedding gowns due to a simple movie release of "The Great Gatsby". Perhaps it's because I was forced to read that piece of literature in the sixth grade and found it terribly boring.  Or perhaps because I am not a fan of Leonardo DiCaprio.
 
What I can tell you ladies, is to be cautionary. I'm going to make some enemies here, but I need to be honest. Unless you normally channel the look of a flapper on a daily basis anyway, be careful about choosing a theme that you may not love 5, 10, 25 years from now.  You see, this is the problem with trends, they are fabulous at the time, but fade quickly.
 
Case in point, I use my own mother as an example. My mom and dad got married in 1972. In 1972, the neckline of my mothers lace cream gown was high neck, about an inch under her ears, with satin buttons that led down to an empire waist.  As a child, I remember thinking how strange ( and yes how unattractive) my mother's gown was. "It was the style" my mother always responded.  I know she doesn't think back at that day and say "Gee, I love that dress." Why? Because you cannot find one wedding picture in my parents house.
 
Ladies, be careful.  I hear hair stylists say this all the time about choosing a wedding look- you don't want to look so unlike your day to day self that you don't recognize YOU in your wedding pictures.  Same goes for your dress and accessories. The feather headress may be a regretful choice five years down the road.
 
Best Wishes and Good Luck!!!!

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